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Announcing DSCIG ALA Program: Starting from Scratch: Build Your Digital Scholarship Center Program

Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:30 am to 11:30 am, US/Eastern

Starting from Scratch: Build Your Digital Scholarship Center Program

When: Saturday, June 25 10:30 am

Where: Orange County Convention Center W109a


At prior meetings of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Center Interest Group (DSCIG) attendees have frequently asked questions about how to start a Center. What services are offered? Who works there? How much were the start-up costs and where did the funding come from? How do you promote the Center so faculty and students use it? Who are the partners? All good questions, and given how the Center is structured at different institutions the answers can vary.

This program features experienced DSC developers who will share their stories and expertise about how they got started, what they learned and what they’d do today if they were starting from scratch.  Who should attend? Librarians planning to develop or thinking of starting a Digital Scholarship Center at their institution, and those who want to learn more about what Digital Scholarship Centers are and what they offer.  Librarians more experienced with Digital Scholarship Centers are invited to join the conversation, share tips and meet colleagues from other Centers.


Christina Bell
Humanities Librarian
Bates College, Ladd Library

Andrew White
Director of Academic and Client Services
Bates College

Pamela Price Mitchem, M.A., Ed.S., C.A., DAS
Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives
Special Collections, Belk Library & Information Commons
Appalachian State University 

Eric D. M. Johnson
Head, Innovative Media
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Join us to hear perspectives on starting a DSC from scratch based on the experience of speakers from three different sized and mission differentiated institutions.

This program is co-sponsored in name only by the ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group and the ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group.

Thank you.

Steven Bell, DSCIG co-convener
Merinda Kaye Hensley, DSCIG co-convener

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I am attaching the PPT from our session at ALA Annual in Orlando, "Starting from Scratch: Build Your Digital Scholarship Center Program."

Please feel free to reach out to the presenters if you have questions. 

See you in Atlanta!

Merinda and Steven (Outgoing Conveners) and Meris Mandernach and Jean Ferguson (Incoming Conveners)


Merinda Kaye Hensley

Chair, ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee, 2015-2016

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign